Crowns and bridges are two of the most widely used dental restorations. Crowns are used to make changes to the contour, size, and overall appearance of the teeth. Bridges are prosthetic teeth used to replace missing ones and are widely known to be the simplest replacement for natural teeth. Both restorations are ideally made from tooth-colored ceramic and hence, can be customized to mimic the exact appearance of the adjoining teeth.
Each crown is custom made and has to be fabricated in a dental laboratory. The procedure for getting conventional crowns would require at least two visits to the dentist's office. During the first visit, the dentist will examine the tooth to determine if there are any cracks on the tooth, worn out or cracked fillings, discoloration, etc. The tooth needs preparation such as filling cavities, cleaning the tooth thoroughly, removing a thin layer of enamel from the tooth to accommodate the crown, etc., before the digital impression is taken. After this, the tooth is scanned, and the data is sent to the dental laboratory for fabricating the crown. A temporary crown may be used in place of the permanent one until it is finished. During the next visit, the crown will be placed on the tooth and checked for appropriate fit and contour. It will be bonded in position with the help of adhesives, after which it will be checked for comfort and fit.
Healthy Smiles of Birmingham provides the best dental crowns and bridges in the town. For more information, call us at (205) 875-4650, and please schedule a dental appointment with our best dentist at our office in Birmingham, AL 35242, and we'll guide you further.
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